k. MWR Subsystem. This subsystem supports FP with a variety of services (for example. Post
Exchange, finance, mail, recreational facility, barbershop). MWR personnel are not assigned, only
attached to the FP QM Company. Two 64-foot and one 32-foot TEMPER house the MWR subsystem.
FP was designed to allow for upgrades and improvements of the modules at minimum costs.
The modernization strategy uses MTS to replace old systems with new technology. The Army plans to
acquire 36 FP modules through fiscal year 2002 with upgrades and improvements being made to each
new system. Some improvements that have been made since its inception include the containerized
laundry and latrines and a winterization kit for cold weather environments. New chapel kits are
currently being added that will support all major religions. This action is scheduled to be completed by
FY 03. A COSIS inspection plan will allow for a percentage of all module components to be
inspected/replaced each year. MAST is a management information system that will enhance the
operational readiness of FP. MAST will help with maintaining, accounting, sustaining, and training.
PART C: DEPLOYING FP
Preparation for Deployment. Once a request for FP support has been approved, DA DCSLOG
releases the FP module(s) and AMC arranges for transportation to the theater SPOD. If full or partial
operation by military personnel is determined to be the best method, the QM FP Company(s) is notified
through the appropriate channels.
a. Home Station Activities. Once orders are received to deploy, the Commander and the First
Sergeant of the QM FP Company begin deployment alert and recall activities. Preparation for overseas
movement is done in order to bring the company to the appropriate strength and to complete necessary
administrative tasks. Predeployment activities should include the following:
(1) Additional training to ensure mastery of the tasks that are required to perform the unit's
critical mission of "providing FP support."
(2) Supply activities to ensure the unit has enough supplies of food, fuel, water, ammunition,
repair parts, and other needed items to sustain a nontactical road march from home station to the port of
embarkation, and a tactical road march from the port of debarkation to the FP AO. A sample FP SSP
can be found in Appendix D of FM 42-424.
(3) Verifying and updating the unit's publication library to ensure the most recent copies of
all required publications including TMs are on hand. The TMs included with pre-positioned FP modules
and operational project stocks are updated